It is late March in Northern New Jersey, and dirty piles of leftover snow have just about melted away. Along back trails of the Ramapo Mountains, streams are flowing again creating interesting shapes and patterns in their melting ice. Sandy, our faithful hiking companion back then, was exhausted after this particular late March day ….in 2006.
From Eagle Rock Reservation, N.J, a Rescue Dog looks right
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From Island Beach State Park, 24 hours after the passing of Hurricane Dorian, the still angry sea proved alluring to the brave surfers, who were apparently exempt from the otherwise no swimming advisories.
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A wonderful five mile one-way roadway just east of Gatlinsburg, Tennessee, in the foothills of Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains, at 6,923′ (2010 m.) The turn-outs allow access to old growth forest, streams, waterfalls, wildlife and more. Recently, Sandy Paws and I found unexpected tranquility in the resurgence of forest life, ten months after devastating fires scorched the region.
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Site of a local pheasant hatchery for early to mid twentieth century hunters is where we occasionally walk Sandy Paws, our now 13 year old Shih-tzu. She has never exceeded the speed limit.
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Located in NW New Jersey, Frogg Falls Railroad is the dream and inspiration of our lifelong friends, who have transformed a part of their property to a magical, fully functional garden railroad, complete with a wide assortment of “rolling stock,” handmade scale structures complemented by remarkable “to scale” living landscaping, and a Koi and frog populated pond with waterfalls.
Thomas the Train is worried at the sudden presence of Izzy the giant little dog!
Happy Birthday, R!
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A few previously unpublished images from the archives – or – what to publish when you are a.) too busy, or b.) at wit’s end (end of wits?) to create anything else!
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The Sands Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
A DOG and Her BONE
Starring the Canine Crooner
SANDY PAWS SCHULZE
Limited Engagement Only
In the World Famous Copa Room.
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